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Kim Clijsters gets to Brisbane semifinal

Updated: January 5, 2012, 8:50 AM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters advanced to the semifinals of the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Iveta Benesova on Thursday.

Clijsters won the Brisbane title in 2010 and, after missing the 2011 tournament, now is 8-0 in the Australian Open tuneup.

She raced to a 5-0 lead before Benesova, who ousted U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur in the second round, launched a comeback with a run of three straight games.

Benesova held ...

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